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Phil Slater
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From: Norwich, United Kingdom
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 - posted March 14, 2011 04:22 PM      Profile for Phil Slater   Email Phil Slater   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Does anyone know where I can buy a blade for a Wurker splicer? I've had my splicer for about 20 years, and it's just stopped cutting through polyester film. I think it needs a new blade.

Thanks

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Adrian Winchester
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 - posted March 14, 2011 09:20 PM      Profile for Adrian Winchester   Email Adrian Winchester   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I can't answer the question - it might be difficult to get one. However, I once had the same problem with polyestar films after using ones for years. I eventually discovered that the problem wasn't that the blade was blunt, it was that the blade wasn't making perfect contact with the metal plate below it. I then made a tiny adjustment and it was fine. I'm not certain what I did as it was some years ago, but it probably involved loosening the screws below the metal plate and moving it very slightly in the direction of where the blade comes down.

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Wayne Tuell
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 - posted March 15, 2011 12:53 AM      Profile for Wayne Tuell   Author's Homepage   Email Wayne Tuell   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
do you have a picture or description of the blades? It is a long shot but my friend found some blades in his old splicing table that he does not recall what they are for.

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David Erskine
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 - posted March 15, 2011 05:26 AM      Profile for David Erskine   Email David Erskine   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have a vague feeling that I had a pal make a couple. I'll have a look in the next few days, and if I find one I'll let you know. If you then want it, it'll cost you postage from UK!!!!!
Cheers,David E

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Lee Mannering
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 - posted March 15, 2011 07:14 AM      Profile for Lee Mannering     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Wayne. Here is a picture of my splicer showing the blade and two locating screws which I hope helps Phil. Some years ago I had my blade professionally sharpened as spare blades dried up. Unlike the Bonum splicer you cannot use pencil sharpener blades to replace.
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Wayne Tuell
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 - posted March 15, 2011 11:42 AM      Profile for Wayne Tuell   Author's Homepage   Email Wayne Tuell   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks Lee, does this look like what you use?

Here is a not so clear picture my friend sent me. The blades are 5/15" tall, 1" long, and the little holes are 1/2" apart.
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Lee Mannering
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 - posted March 15, 2011 11:51 AM      Profile for Lee Mannering     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Wayne
Screws are 9/16 apart
Just over 1/2 inch deep
1" long

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Gary Crawford
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 - posted March 16, 2011 08:01 AM      Profile for Gary Crawford   Email Gary Crawford   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Steve Osborne of the Reel Image asked me to chirp in here and let you know he's got those blades for sale. Your best bet is to call him in Kettering , Ohio...USA 937-296-9036.....you might try his email..but he doesn't check it that often..
thereelimage_043A@yahoo.com good luck.

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Phil Slater
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 - posted March 16, 2011 06:52 PM      Profile for Phil Slater   Email Phil Slater   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks for all the advice. It's great to know there's help out there.

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